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Mauritania, Senegal ink offshore gas exploitation deal

Mauritania and Senegal last week signed an intergovernmental cooperation agreement on the joint exploitation of the cross-border offshore gas field Turtle/Ahmeyin. The Greater Turtle Complex, which straddles the maritime boundaries of the two countries, is estimated to harbor more than 25 trillion cubic feet of gas. The inter-governmental cooperation accord, signed on the sidelines of […]

Researchers in Morocco Develop Heat Tolerant Durum Wheat

Researchers from the Morocco-based International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) have developed durum wheat varieties that can be grown on the savannah along the Senegal River, in Mauritania as well as in Morocco during the four months of the year when temperatures reach 35-40 degrees (°C). The research, conducted in cooperation […]

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Egypt: Mohamed Salah named 2017 CAF African footballer of the year

Egypt and Liverpool’s striker Mohamed Salah made history Thursday as he became the second Egyptian football player to win Confederation of African Football (CAF) footballer of the year Award beating his club team mate Sadio Mane, from Senegal. The one who recently in December won BBC footballer of the year Award gathered 625 points from […]

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Togo, only African country to back US position over Jerusalem

Togo, a tiny West African nation, is the only country on the African continent to have voted in favor of President Donald Trump’s political move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The UN General Assembly repelled Trump’s decision in a resolution adopted by an overwhelming majority last week. The resolution in effect condemned President Trump’s […]

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Senegal: IMF forecasts stronger growth for third year in a row

Senegal’s GDP growth is expected to exceed 6 percent in 2017, mainly driven by services, tourism and agriculture, the International Monetary Fund said in a statement on Monday. The country is among the fastest growing economies in Africa. In 2016, Sub-Saharan economy grew by 6.6%. According to the IMF’s estimates, real GDP is expected to […]

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Senegal: Air traffic controllers’ strike at new Dakar airport

Traffic at Senegal’s new airport has been disrupted by an air traffic controllers’ strike on Thursday, local media reported. Several flights have been cancelled; others were re-routed to Gambia. The 24-hour strike at the Blaise Diagne International Airport is about working conditions. According to trade union leader Paul Francois Gomis, the staff wanted compensation for […]

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CAF grants $2.5m to Africa’s 2018 World Cup teams

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will give $500,000 to each of the five African countries who will be representing the continent at the next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia. The grants will help the teams in their preparations for the tournament, the continent’s football governing body said. The financial package will be used […]

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Mauritius tops 2017 Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance

Mauritius remains the top ranking country in overall governance in Africa, Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) revealed this week. According to latest governance index published by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the Indian Ocean Island tops the list as the best governed African nation, for the fifth successive year. From a total of 53 […]

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Peace and Security top agenda of 4th Dakar International Forum

The 4th Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa has kicked off on Monday in Senegal as the continent moves to assure its own security. The forum, held under the theme, “Current security challenges in Africa: towards integrated solutions”, focuses on the continent’s new strategic and security challenges and on new approaches on […]

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Four African countries to join Fisheries Transparency Initiative

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced that Mauritania, Senegal, Seychelles and Guinea have applied to join the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI), to promote more responsible and sustainable fisheries. The multi-stakeholder initiative according to the Bank, aims to increase transparency and participation in fisheries governance. For the four countries, this accession is expected to boost […]

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